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Cooperative Effort to "Go Green" Continues to Grow

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 18, 2008) – KMOS-TV and KTBG-FM 90.9 The Bridge, UCM ’s public broadcasting stations, recently joined Powell Gardens near Kingsville, MO, for a celebration of the continued success of “Go Green,” a cooperative effort to reduce the carbon footprint generated by the two stations.

Viewers and Listeners Respond

Donald Peterson, UCM’s director of broadcasting services, and Mark Pearce, coordinator for corporate and community support, presented a check for $1,125 to Eric Tschanz, president and executive director of Powell Gardens, during a July 10 reception in the Powell Gardens Visitors Center. The check was the second presentation of funds provided by KMOS-TV and 90.9 The Bridge viewers and listeners in response to the “Go Green” commitment by UCM broadcasting.

Powell Gardens Staff Plant Trees

The program was announced nearly one year ago during the KMOS-TV Summer Pledge Drive. With each membership renewal, KMOS-TV viewers and 90.9 The Bridge listeners may donate an additional $5 to be used for the planting of trees by the Powell Gardens horticulture staff. The first check for $1,500, presented during an Arbor Day celebration at Powell Gardens in March, purchased linden trees to be planted at Powell Gardens in keeping with the goal of “Go Green.”

Recognized Nationally

“The program has been an unqualified success,” said Tschanz. “It’s a great partnership that has become recognized as a pioneering program by directors of large public gardens across the country. We’re looking forward to the continued success of ‘Go Green’ and the lasting partnership with UCM broadcasting.”

 “Our viewers and listeners have embraced this initiative with enthusiasm,” Peterson said. “It’s exciting to know that they join us in recognizing the importance of an ongoing program like this, and we very much appreciate the opportunity provided by Powell Gardens to make it a reality.”

For More Information

For more information about “Go Green” or membership with KMOS-TV or 90.9 The Bridge, contact UCM Broadcasting Services at 660-543-4155.

Go Green check presentation

Donald Peterson, left, director of Broadcasting Services at the University of Central Missouri, and Mark Pearace, right, coordinator for corporate and community support for KMOS-TV and 90.9 the Bridge, recently presented a check for $1,125 to Eric Tschanz, center, president and executive director of Powell Gardens, for “Go Green,” an ongoing joint effort by the university’s public broadcasting stations and Kansas City’s botanical gardens to preserve the environment.